#ToteChallenge: Students investigate the problems caused by plastic shopping bags, then propose solutions they can take to address the problems. They brainstorm uses for plastic bags and design a reusable shopping tote out of an old T-shirt using engineering, problem-solving, creativity, and communication. They take action for the common good by using and sharing their homemade totes and by educating the community about problems and solutions to the plastic bag crisis.
Students examine things they fear and how they feel about them. Then they talk about moving beyond fear by learning more about something. They analyze quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr, about being open and inclusive. They design posters to teach others about what they learned.
Written by Uzma Mirza
Wangari Maathai (1940-2011) - a visionary environmental steward, a scholar, parliamentarian, scientist and the founder of the non-profit, non-governmental grassroots tree-planting
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To print this calendar you must have a Learning to Give account.
- Print and display this calendar in your classroom and challenge your students to complete each Kindness Mini-Challenge! ...
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